Brixton163 still in custody after UJ protest

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Johannesburg, 6 November 2015 - The group had marched from the Doornfontein campus in the Johannesburg CBD to Auckland Park demanding that the vice chancellor address them. Their proximity to the university buildings was in contravention of a court order

JOHANNESBURG - Of those that were protesting earlier on Friday, the 163 students and workers who were arrested, now referred to as the Brixton163, are still behind bars this evening.

The group had marched from the Doornfontein campus in the CBD to Auckland Park, demanding the vice chancellor address them.

But their proximity to the university buildings was in contravention of a court order.

UJ has obtained an interdict preventing protesters from demonstrating within 500 metres of the university property.

Workers and students are demanding an end to outsourcing and upfront registration fees.

Among those arrested is one of the student leaders of the Wits Must Fall movement.

It is unclear at this time when they will be released.